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COUNTY: Peoria County
NEAREST TOWN: Princeville
NEAREST ROAD: Evans Mill Rd.
OBSERVED: Well I was deer hunting with three of my friends I decided to take a break and rest near this clearing. While sitting on a log this tall thing crossed in front of me through the opening in the woods.
I was about 120 yards from it and it never looked at me. It walked through the clearing very quickly and was gone.
My friends and I had split up. They never saw it and I did not tell many people because I didn't want to be made fun of. After my friend found footprints there this spring I decided it report it.
ALSO NOTICED: None.
OTHER WITNESSES: Three others were also hunting, but were not with me and did not see it.
OTHER STORIES: Yes, my friend found footprints in the same hunting area this spring.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: Just before dusk.
ENVIRONMENT: Woods, lots of brush.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Stan Courtney:
I spoke with the witness by phone. The following details can be added to the report:
- The animal was about 8 1/2 feet tall.
- The animal was muscular and walked slightly stooped over.
- The hair was brownish-red and shiny.
- The witness was unable to see the face.
The sighting was in the same hunting area as:
BFRO Report # 27692
About BFRO Investigator Stan Courtney:
Stan Courtney has a special interest in wildlife audio recording. He has attended numerous BFRO Expeditions. See Stan's blog StanCourtney.com for recordings he has collected over the years.
Stan Courtney can be reached at email@example.com